By Dr. Linda Torres
The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) conducted a one-day seminar on “Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Basic Laboratory Equipment” in Silliman University, Dumaguete City on April 8, 2013 prior to the 28th Philippine Chemistry Congress. This is in coordination with the Department of Chemistry of Silliman University chaired by Dr. Paulina Aspilla.
Top to bottom: Mr. Carmel Tony Vella (HPLCworks), Mr. Arturo Torres (Shimadzu), Ms. Edna Mijares (Jefcor)
Invited Speakers include Mr. Carmel Tony Vella of HPLCworks Philippines based in California, USA; Mr. Arturo Torres of Shimadzu Philippines Corporation and Ms. Edna Mijares, CEO, Jefcor Laboratories and ICP 1st Vice-President. Ms. Mijares discussed the preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of gas chromatography, followed by Mr. Vella’s talk on HPLC. Meanwhile, Mr. Torres conducted a comprehensive presentation on preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of UV-Vis spectrophometry and atomic absorption chromatography in the afternoon.
ICP President Dr. Toby Dayrit (left) with speakers
Dr. Fabian Dayrit, ICP President welcomed the participants and stressed ICP’s commitment for continuing professional education to our chemists. The seminar was participated by 67 ICP members and non-members chemists all over the country including chemistry students of the said university. ICP would like to acknowledge Mr. Bernardo Mitra Sr. for sponsoring the foods served during the seminar. It was a succesful activity again by the ICP despite of a short preparation and notices to our members. Let’s congratulate Ms. Mijares for spearheading this activity. Job well done.